Screening Film


Science Fiction Theatre // FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956)

The Castle Cinema

23 July 2019 · 7:00pm

The Castle Cinema, E9 6DA · Get directions

Organised by: The Space Merchants

Certificate: U

Format: Blu ray

A rescue team from Earth travels to the distant planet Altair IV to discover the fate of a missing scientific expedition sent there decades earlier. But when Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew arrive, they discover only two people – Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter, Altaira (Anne Francis), who was born on the remote planet. Soon, Adams and his men are attacked by an invisible intruder, and he begins to unravel the mystery of what happened on Altair IV, and why Morbius and Altaira are the sole survivors…

The film will be preceded by a talk from Dr Glyn Morgan, project curator for science fiction at the Science Museum, who will take us on a lightspeed tour through the history of the film, its innovations, and the works it inspired.

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